Understanding the needs of local youth to inform drug and alcohol prevention and harm reduction services: a qualitative study.
Conclusions Drug and alcohol education strategies must be more explicit regarding harm across all drug types, regardless of legal status or perceived social acceptability. Prevention services would benefit from including lived realities from young people's varied, and changing, substance-use trajectories. Peer involvement in the design of preventive strategies (and involvement in participatory research to identify felt needs) is paramount to ensure teachings are grounded in a young person's social context and lived realities. So what? This study provides information to guide development of appropriate and authentic drug an...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Using co-design to develop a culturally responsive reproductive health learning resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
CONCLUSION: The co-designed resource 'Getting healthy before pregnancy' is available in print and electronically, with illustrations and synchronised audio overlay in Aboriginal English or East-side Kriol. The resource includes information on preconception health and behavioural risk factors. SO WHAT: We present a co-designed preconception health resource for evaluation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. PMID: 32726480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

A qualitative study exploring what it means to be healthy for young Indigenous Australians and the role of social media in influencing health behaviour.
CONCLUSIONS: Social connection and social media may provide platforms for young Indigenous people to facilitate exchange of culturally relevant information and encourage behaviour change alongside family, peer and community support. SO WHAT?: Unless accompanied with environmental changes, young adults may struggle to assert their individual agency and realise healthful behaviours, therefore strategies to change the environment are urgently required. PMID: 32726490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Implementation and acceptance of a state-wide policy to remove sugar-sweetened beverages in hospitals in New South Wales, Australia.
This study examined the impact of a state-wide policy on removal of SSBs from sale in NSW public hospitals (launched July 2017), and explored consumer awareness and support. METHODS: A convenience sample of 81 food outlets in 26 hospitals were audited for SSB availability before and after the target date for SSB removal (31 December 2017). An interviewer-administered intercept survey in ten randomly selected hospitals (March-May 2018), assessed staff and visitors' awareness of and support for SSB removal. Descriptive and χ2 analyses assessed differences in: SSB availability; staff and visitor awareness and support....
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Comparing cognitive assessment service provision between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians at a metropolitan health service.
CONCLUSIONS: Results indicated a lack of cognitive screening practices being undertaken in both groups. It was encouraging to see Indigenous Australians receiving consultations from multidisciplinary team members at a higher rate, with a similar follow up pathway being observed. This study further highlights the need for adoption of screening practices in primary healthcare settings and the development and use of culturally appropriate cognitive screening measures. PMID: 32686249 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Health literacy, digital health literacy, and the implementation of digital health technologies in cancer care: the need for a strategic approach.
CONCLUSIONS: Implementing digital health in cancer care must address variability of digital health literacy in recipients, including groups living with disadvantage and older and younger people, in order to be effective. SO WHAT?: If cancer outcome disparity is to be reduced via digital health technologies, they must be implemented strategically to address digital health literacy needs. Health policy should reflect this approach. PMID: 32681656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Predictors of uptake of general and tailored services to improve employee health and wellbeing.
CONCLUSIONS: Respondents reported accessing general services more than tailored services. Service use was greater among those who perceived greater support from their managers and/or co-workers, those who worked in large organisations, and those who worked in HR/OHS. SO WHAT?: These findings are informative for practitioners assisting organisations to improve health and wellbeing initiatives and service providers interested in increasing service uptake. A mix of general and tailored services is likely to be useful in building employees' capacity to increase health and wellbeing in their workplace. Support from management a...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Mandatory pregnancy health warning labels on alcohol: Listen to the experts not the industry.
Authors: Smith JA, Reid N, Hewlett N, D'Antoine H, Gray L, Elliott E PMID: 32672421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

"Milbulgali Bagili": A systematic scoping review of the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy 1940-1970.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the many gaps in the literature, there is documented evidence of considerable outcomes from advocacy. SO WHAT?: The concept of advocacy and indeed, health promotion itself, may need to be decolonized, and that the concept of 'everyday resistance' may more accurately encompass the diverse repertoire of actions which took place between agents of resistance and agents of dominant power. PMID: 32652781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Adolescents' views on high school food environments.
CONCLUSIONS: Emerging results indicate that adolescents do not perceive the current high school food environments as helping them to make healthy food choices. Adolescents suggested limiting unhealthy foods in high schools by implementing strict food and beverage policies, compulsory nutrition education classes and changing attitudes towards healthy foods as strategies to improve high school food environments. SO WHAT?: This study highlights the importance of high school food environments in impacting adolescents' food choices. Strategies identified by adolescents inform public health practitioners and school authorities o...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Designing a multi-component intervention (P3-MumBubVax) to promote vaccination in antenatal care in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: The P3-MumBubVax intervention is the first Australian antenatal intervention designed to support both maternal and childhood vaccine uptake. A pilot study is underway to inform a planned cluster randomised controlled trial. So what? Barriers to vaccine acceptance and uptake are complex. The P3 model is a promising evidence-informed multi-component intervention strategy targeting all three levels influencing healthcare decision-making. PMID: 32619032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Conceptualising, measuring, and addressing HIV-related stigma: towards reducing disparities in HIV testing and HIV-related outcomes among migrants of HIV unknown or negative status in high-income countries.
Authors: Blondell SJ, Debattista J, Griffin MP, Durham J Abstract Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related stigma (termed 'stigma') is a pervasive factor in the HIV epidemic, with significant implications for HIV-related outcomes (1, 2). For example, people may not undergo HIV testing if they perceive others may stigmatise them should they test, or test positive, for HIV (3-11). Stigma's continued presence stems, at least partially, from the inability to reach a consensus on the definition, and subsequently measures, of stigma and, therefore, instill and evaluate appropriate interventions (1, 2). This is likely t...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

"It's about getting the best bang for your buck": Exploring local councils' perceptions about providing exercise infrastructure in public parks.
CONCLUSIONS: Councils are motivated to support active communities. They would benefit from better access to information about park usage, strategies for marketing healthy-living initiatives, and data about the economic benefits of parks. SO WHAT?: The current study explores the perspectives of LGA professional 'gatekeepers,' who develop and maintain public physical activity facilities. Their insights are essential to better understanding the practicalities of delivering desirable urban green spaces for a physically active community. PMID: 32594583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Reducing car idling at primary schools: an intervention study of parent behaviour change in Perth, Western Australia.
CONCLUSION: Anti-idling education can be effective in promoting clean travel behaviours and has potential health benefits for school children. SO WHAT?: This intervention study provides insights on the significant effect of anti-idling education on parents 'behaviour towards air quality and children's health. These promising findings warrant further rigorous actions on anti-idling education and enforcement. PMID: 32594615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Core and peripheral organisations in prevention: insights from social network analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, it is new to identify inherent or "pre-existing" core-periphery structures in interorganisational health promotion. Yet, core-periphery structures are common in many social settings. They advantage entities in the core and are prone to further entrenchment. SO WHAT: Our results map and quantify intuitive understandings about organisational "key players", thus enabling practitioners/organisations to critically reflect on what their role should be when it comes to activating communities i.e., to embed, or attempt to counter-balance, pre-existing power structures. PMI...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Student-driven partnerships enhancing oral health literacy.
CONCLUSION: Strategically planned activity outside of dental setting has the potential to draw community members and dental service providers together, with the enhancement of health literacy and access among at-risk populations an important by-product. SO WHAT: There seems great potential for further benefits to be realised by oral health students and members of the public when there is multi-stakeholder involvement in co-created health promotion initiatives, that see students further engage with community outside clinical environments. PMID: 32589306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

'When I got the news': Aboriginal fathers in the Kimberley region yarning about their experience of the antenatal period.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that these Aboriginal men valued engagement with antenatal care services and highlighted strategies to improve Aboriginal paternal involvement with antenatal care services. SO WHAT?: Enhancing antenatal care to be inclusive of fathers, through a local co-design process, could strengthen and support Aboriginal families to achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes across the family system. PMID: 32589308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Keeping Our Staff In Mind: dietary results of a lifestyle intervention targeting mental health staff.
Authors: Rossimel E, Teasdale SB, Poole J, Fibbins H, Curtis J, Watkins A, Rosenbaum S, Ward PB Abstract ISSUES ADDRESSED: 1) describe the dietary intake of mental health staff within XXX , and 2) evaluate the impact of an individualised staff lifestyle program on the following nutrition parameters; (i) energy, (ii) core food groups, and (iii) discretionary foods. METHODS: This was a pragmatic single-arm intervention study, conducted for all staff working in a public mental health service, in Sydney, Australia. A five-session individualised lifestyle intervention delivered over 5 weeks incorporated nutritional ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Measuring health promotion research impact - What researchers think?
CONCLUSION: Researchers recognised that there are significant challenges in measuring the impact of health promotion research, The most significant factors identified by participants were the disciplinary background of the researchers undertaking the measurement, their skills and experience, and the resources (including time) available to assess impact. SO WHAT?: Research impact assessment is complex, time consuming and requires specific skills to facilitate measurement of impact provision of funding for this activity in research grants and research impact training is required. PMID: 32589313 [PubMed - as supplied by p...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Safety first: beliefs of older peers supplying alcohol to underage friends.
CONCLUSIONS: Supply of alcohol to underage peers was perceived as morally and socially acceptable in a group of 18-19 year old risky drinkers. SO WHAT?: Opportunities include harm reduction initiatives that prioritise caring responsibilities towards friends, as opposed to relying on external enforcement measures alone. PMID: 32589329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Concerns about vitamin D and sun exposure behaviour among Australians.
CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D concerns related to sunscreen use remained common among Australian adults. Skin cancer control advocates may be reassured that those with greatest skin cancer risk (burn only) were less likely to hold these concerns, while the related infrequent sun protection and tanning among concerned adults is problematic. So what? Continued education and research is needed to ensure that the general public understand the risks and benefits of sun exposure in Australia. PMID: 32557897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Factors associated with utilisation of healthcare interpreting services and the impact on length of stay and cost: A retrospective cohort analysis of audit data.
CONCLUSIONS: Approximately half of those who required an interpreter received one during their hospital stay. Further investigation is needed to establish whether regular clinical audits contributed to this rate of utilisation, which is higher than reported elsewhere in the literature. So what? A detailed understanding of regional interpreting service use with evidence from the literature provides compelling and contextual evidence for change, at the level at which the service is delivered. This supports meaningful action to increase utilisation, and improve the quality and safety of health care delivered to patients with ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Celebrating 30 years of the Australian Health Promotion Association: Reflecting back to look forward.
Authors: Smith JA, Leavy JE PMID: 32548886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

A critical food system program in South Australia and the effects on consumer knowledge and attitudes.
This study investigated the effects of food system literacy on knowledge and attitudes of food consumers. METHODS: A two-week online course critically discussed the food system through three lenses of environmental sustainability, equity and health. Participants were randomly allocated into one Control and two Intervention groups (A & B). Data collection was by online questionnaire pre- and post-intervention, addressing self-perceived food system knowledge, attitudes towards food purchasing behaviours, demographic characteristics, and course evaluation. Differences in knowledge and attitude scores between control a...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Supporting visitor compliance with a smoke-free policy at hospital using a nicotine replacement therapy vending machine.
Authors: Giles L, Bauer LA Abstract ISSUE ADDRESSED: To support visitors to comply with Central Coast Local Health District's (CCLHD) smoke-free hospital grounds policy, a need was identified for round-the-clock availability of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Providing NRT through a vending machine was identified as a possible solution. This initiative complemented other strategies that provide staff and patients who smoke with NRT. METHODS: NRT was originally provided through a snack vending machine, however there were commercial and regulatory concerns with this method. In 2015, dedicated NRT vending mach...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Guidance about age-friendly outdoor exercise equipment and associated strategies to maximise usability for older people.
Authors: Levinger P, Panisset M, Parker H, Batchelor F, Tye M, Hill K Abstract Outdoor exercise equipment has become popular as important environmental infrastructure to provide opportunities for physical activity and social connectedness in public settings. With higher sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity reported among older people, infrastructure changes and safe environments that promote older peoples' health and mobility are required. Due to ageing-related functional decline and health conditions associated with ageing, older adults may have special physical needs that require careful consideration when...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

"That makes all the difference": Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health-seeking on social media.
CONCLUSION: While far from being a panacea to health disparities, these findings show that Facebook does provide unique opportunities for many Indigenous help-seekers and help-givers in times of need. So what? Social media offers pathways for health-seeking both beyond and outside the dominant western biomedical models of public health promotion. These already-existing pathways should be considered by people working on social media public health promotion campaigns for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. PMID: 32485025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Women's attitudes and understanding of cervical cancer and the new National Cervical Screening Program.
CONCLUSION: Many women do not have accurate knowledge of the new NCSP. Further health promotion in this area is warranted, where the general practitioner may play a key role. SO WHAT?: While the new NCSP will lead to further reduction in cervical cancer mortality, it appears from the data that women did not fully understand cervical cancer and its screening. This suggests the need for further health education to women about updated screening guidelines. PMID: 32475013 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Stay Strong: Aboriginal leaders deliver COVID-19 health messages.
Authors: Kerrigan V, Lee AM, Ralph A, Lawton P Abstract COVID-19 caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has constituted a pandemic unparalleled in modern history. The spread, case numbers, and socioeconomic consequences have resulted in pandemic control measures attempting to "flatten the curve". Australia recorded its first case of COVID-19 on the 25th of January 2020. The federal government responded to the virus spread by escalating human movement controls: during February any person arriving from countries with high rates of infection were expected to quarantine for 14 ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Recall of and confidence in using the Health Star Rating system among pregnant women in New South Wales, Australia: Cross-sectional survey.
Authors: Rissel C, Elbayeh L, Xu H, Wen LM PMID: 32402093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Parent's concerns about Leavers celebrations: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggested that parents were more concerned with harm caused to their child by others than the use of alcohol by their own child. Parents were somewhat less concerned with peer pressure to drink, though given peer influence is a major factor in young people's decisions regarding alcohol, parents apparent confidence in their children's capacity to resist peer pressure may be inflated. SO WHAT?: Future interventions reinforcing the important role that parents play in the decisions that young people make while at Leavers have the potential to reduce their alcohol intake and subsequent alcohol-related harm...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

People experiencing homelessness urgently need to be recognised as a high risk group for COVID-19.
Authors: Cumming C, Wood L, Davies A Abstract History shows that pandemics rarely impact on the population equally - the 14th century Black Death plague reduced the global population by a third, with the greatest number of deaths occurring among the poor.1 Fast forward six centuries, and the same pandemic inequities are prevailing due to COVID-19; with Smith and Judd articulating that "while COVID-19 has the potential to impact everyone in society, these impacts will be felt differentially… the most vulnerable will be hardest hit"2 in their recent Health Promotion Journal of Australia editorial. ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a peer education gender and health project for men in Timor-Leste.
CONCLUSIONS: The peer education approach engaged men in health awareness and contributed to increasing knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and other health issues. However, whilst education and positive attitudes are an important foundation for change, other enabling mechanisms including vital infrastructure, services and health personnel must be in place to facilitate change and increase access to information and healthcare. Findings highlight the importance of engaging both women and men in processes of challenging behaviours and structures that reinforce gender inequalities. SO WHAT?: Peer education appears to b...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Barriers and Enablers to Implementing Mental Well-being Programs Through Australian Rural Football Clubs - A Qualitative Descriptive Study.
CONCLUSION: Key barriers included difficulty getting people involved due to individual attitudes towards mental health, and not having the finances/resources to implement a program. Major enablers included the important role the football club serves in the community, the inclusion of speakers with credibility, and making the program engaging. SO WHAT?: This study identifies key factors which may impact on community engagement and program effectiveness for mental health and wellbeing programs delivered via rural football clubs. PMID: 32363712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Prevalence of current school-level nutrition policies and practices of secondary schools in NSW, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: There is opportunity to improve the implementation of nutrition policies and practices in NSW secondary schools. SO WHAT?: Strategies are needed for targeting barriers. These include: gaining support from school staff, students and parents, provision of resources and funding, and staff training. PMID: 32347588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The association between neighbourhood walkability and after-school physical activity in Australian schoolchildren.
CONCLUSION: Living in highly walkable areas (walker's paradise), compared to living in car-dependent areas was associated with higher levels of after-school PA. SO WHAT: Creating walkable neighbourhoods with greater access to amenities, services and public transportation may help increase after-school PA among schoolchildren. PMID: 32337755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Dental Health Training Administered at a Health Services School.
Authors: Kılınç G, Açıkgöz A, Koca B, Toyran Al Otabi N, Güldaş N Abstract ISSUE ADDRESSED: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and behavior of health technician students to determine their oral health (OH) status, and to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured education administered for increasing OH awareness. METHODS: Interventional research was performed between December 2018 and March 2019 on 445 Vocational School of Health Services students in …University. Questionnares were conducted under observation. The first questionnaire (Q1) included socio-demo...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Oral health status, behaviours, food and beverage consumption of aboriginal children in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Parents are instilling good oral health behaviours, however, the oral health screening suggests children are experiencing oral health issues of which parents may be unaware. Parents also seem to be unaware of beverage consumption practices that can increase the risk of childhood decay. SO WHAT?: The findings highlight the need for greater oral health awareness among Aboriginal families on how to recognise early symptoms dental decay and risk factors like sugar sweetened beverages among school going children. This suggests that existing health promotion strategies may not be reaching many Aboriginal families in...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Strong support for broad policies to prevent childhood obesity among mothers in New South Wales, Australia.
CONCLUSION: These findings indicate high support for government intervention to prevent obesity among mothers in NSW and support health promotion advocacy in this area. SO WHAT?: Governments should give due consideration to implementing each of the six policy options and prioritise the implementation of restrictions on fast food advertising in publicly owned or controlled areas. PMID: 32333441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Health literacy needs in weight management of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with PCOS experience facilitators and barriers in functional and interactive health literacy in lifestyle and weight management. SO WHAT?: Future interventions should seek to further understand and address these gaps in health literacy by increasing weight management skills through behaviour change techniques, improving health professional-patient communication through tools such as question prompt lists, enhancing peer support by increasing distributed health literacy in PCOS support groups and by providing opportunities for co-design of interventions. PMID: 32323376 [PubMed - as supplied by publish...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Improving outcomes for marginalised rural families through an care navigator program.
CONCLUSION: Essential care navigator skills were commitment, ability to persuade and empower parents and other professionals. SO WHAT?: This descriptive study demonstrated the positive influence of the care navigator and the program on high risk families in a small isolated community. It can be adopted by other community to improve life for families at risk. PMID: 32323411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Adaptation and evaluation of a nutrition and physical activity program for early childhood education settings in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in remote Far North Queensland.
CONCLUSION: A tailored LEAPS program increased participants' knowledge and confidence regarding nutrition and physical activity in ECEC settings. The importance of community consultation, building relationships and face-to-face delivery of training were highlighted as key enablers. The evaluation identified a number of challenges relating to competing priorities, limited support for ongoing implementation and adoption of improved practices. SO WHAT?: Poor nutrition and growth in children in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities indicates the need for the ongoing commitment to and investment in nutrition ...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a health literacy training program for allied health professionals: A pre-post study assessing impact and implementation outcomes.
Authors: Muscat DM, Ceprnja D, Hobbs K, Gibson JA, Blumenthal C, Milad R, Burns C, Lau T, Flood V Abstract ISSUE ADDRESSED: We developed and evaluated a health literacy training program for allied health professionals, and explored the feasibility of a train-the-trainer model to support dissemination. METHODS: The program combined didactic and experiential teaching methods and behavior change techniques, with a focus on teachback and developing easy-to-understand written materials. Outcomes included participant reactions, confidence (range:6-30), behavioural intentions (range:6-42), and dissemination of trainin...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Obesity and healthcare interventions: Substantiating a multi-modal challenge through the lens of grounded theory.
CONCLUSIONS: This study helps to illustrate the underlying, multifaceted processes that lead to obese individuals feeling defeated or disempowered and categorically willing, yet unable to bring about healthy changes in their lives. We hope this study will prompt healthcare practitioners to take a holistic approach whilst conceiving and deploying healthcare intervention programmes. SO WHAT?: Current healthcare interventional programmes are not achieving optimum solutions for those in need. All future programmes need to acknowledge the roles played by an individual, as well as ecological factors, whilst deploying client-cent...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Chronic Conditions in the Community: Preventative principles and emerging practices among M āori health services providers.
CONCLUSION: Consolidation of provider prevention approaches, increased resources and a broader health services systems level response that prioritises prevention are required. SO, WHAT?: Māori health service providers are reframing services to better meet the wellbeing needs of the communities they serve. PMID: 32304622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

The perceptions, barriers, and enablers to physical activity and minimising sedentary behaviour among Arab-Australian adults aged 35 to 64 years.
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlighted the factors that influence the PA levels and sedentary behaviour of Arab-Australian adults aged 35-64 years. SO WHAT?: The findings of this study could help inform the design and development of culturally-tailored PA interventions for Arab-Australian adults. PMID: 32291855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Measuring health disparities in Australia: Using data to drive health promotion solutions.
Authors: Griffiths K, Smith J PMID: 32294336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Men Against Violence: Engaging men and boys in prevention of family violence.
CONCLUSION: Through successful partnerships with a number of local organisations, the 'Men Against Violence' project saw a high level of engagement with local men. The project also gained strong community support, with pockets of resistance encountered and managed. SO WHAT: The 'Men Against Violence' project experienced highlights and barriers throughout the pilot project that can guide and inform future family violence prevention programs. PMID: 32274881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption and associated harms among university students in Australia: findings from a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Older university students are less likely to drink more than two standard drinks on any day than their younger counterparts. SO WHAT?: It is recommended that interventions target younger students, however, older students may assist in understanding factors that influence low risk alcohol consumption. PMID: 32268453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research

Equity, gender and health: New directions for global men's health promotion.
Authors: Smith JA, Watkins DC, Griffith DM PMID: 32242644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia)
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - April 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research